The house is built around three project themes; the continuous and enlacing space, which incorporates different inhabiting functions, the time, which incorporates the movement and permanence and the materiality, which incorporates the antithesis weight/lightness. The entrance and the south patios, which are subtracted from a concrete volume, enable continuity, between different spaces of the house, within the interior/exterior. The patios behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light. The space articulated, is compressed horizontally and decompressed verticality, in a precise exercise of measure and proportion. The materiality is used in its most essential expression, conferring to the house weight and lightness, simultaneously.
Architecture Studio: Phyd Arquitectura Client: Private Location: Moreira, Maia, Portugal Construction: 2010- 2012 Architects: Paulo Henrique Durão, João Ricardo Dias, Daniel Gil Tomé Collaboration: Jennifer Duarte and Miguel Águas Specialists: Structure – Eng Pedro Viegas Constructor –Lino Silva Construções.Lda Photography – Javier Callejas
Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan